Mia Pean is the Executive Director of My Sister’s Place, a non-profit devoted to rescuing and rehabilitating victims of human trafficking. She has opened five homes internationally, including two in her home country of Haiti, and is currently devoted to opening one in Atlanta, Georgia, which has a $290 million human trafficking economy. As a child, Mia escaped an abusive home to raise herself and her younger sister in a squat in Brooklyn, which set her life’s course on a radically compassionate mission to protect society’s most vulnerable. She discusses the realities of trafficking in today’s world and how predators target those who will not be “missed” by society. She talks honestly about the faith and self-care necessary to do the work she does, and how her aversion to organized religion has made room for the recognition of god within herself. Find her online at www.mysistersplacehaiti.org to take action and champion these women and children alongside her. More podcasts where podcasts are found and at www.maurajames.com.
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